Tripping Out

3 Oct

New York City Fashion, Style, Lifestyle, Travel, Personal Style blog: Statement sunglasses, basic grey t-shirt, printed pants, leather bucket bag, coral heels
New York City Fashion, Style, Lifestyle, Travel, Personal Style blog: Statement sunglasses, basic grey t-shirt, printed pants, leather bucket bag, coral heels
New York City Fashion, Style, Lifestyle, Travel, Personal Style blog: Statement sunglasses, basic grey t-shirt, printed pants, leather bucket bag, coral heels
New York City Fashion, Style, Lifestyle, Travel, Personal Style blog: Statement sunglasses, basic grey t-shirt, printed pants, leather bucket bag, coral heels
New York City Fashion, Style, Lifestyle, Travel, Personal Style blog: Statement sunglasses, basic grey t-shirt, printed pants, leather bucket bag, coral heels

My birthday is in a couple of days — I am turning 27. I must say that if you asked me where I thought I would be today five years ago, it certainly wouldn’t be here. I was in a six year relationship at the time, with a dog that was actually more like our child. I worked a stable full-time job, and life was simple. I anticipated being married by now, and who knows, maybe even be having a kid or something? This “plan” I had seems completely insane to me now, given all of the twists and turns my life has taken. Goes to show how much things can change. Am I wrong or does life never really play out how you expect it to? Everything is so unpredictable — and I am actually pretty OK with that.

This is not to say that I think there is anything wrong with choosing the route I had thought I’d take five years ago…in fact, I have friends who did and are happy, and having a family and a more stable lifestyle is absolutely something I want one day. But looking back, I cannot help but think of how much living and learning I’d have missed out on. Everyone is different, and that is OK. Is there really a right or wrong way to live your 20’s? I see it as a time for being experimental, falling down, getting back up again, learning how to stand on your own two feet, and figuring out the person you really are.

I may not have expected to be single, working independently (aka hustling like crazy to get by in this expensive city), struggling with pretty serious anxiety, and partying like it’s 1999 on the regs. Some people may think there is something wrong with living this way at my age (not that I consider myself to be, by any means, old), and I sure as hell could make better decisions on occasion. But that said, I am so grateful that things have unfolded the way that they have…that I chose the rockier path. I now have the longest list of experiences, both good and bad, that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I may not be living the life I thought I’d be living yet, and maybe I never will. But I am living.

So happy fucking birthday to me, and here’s to rolling with whatever unforeseen madness life throws your way and making the most of it.

*head to toe: Aframes sunglasses, Kit and Ace tee, Paige printed pants, Coach heels

Photos by Maurice Sampson

13 Lovely Comments on “Tripping Out”

  1. Rashgmaal 09. Oct, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Love the outfit.

    http://www.TheFollowFashion.com

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  2. Fortune Tarantola 08. Oct, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Happy birthday! Great post, life is so unpredictable that taking it day by day is all one can really do! Love your pants & those shoes

    http://www.fortunetellerfashion.com/
    xxFTF

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  3. Lindsay 06. Oct, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    Happy birthday! Love your jeans!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  4. Colleen Welsch 05. Oct, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    Sounds to me like you’re living the dream! You have all of your 30’s to get married and settle down. Live it up!

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  5. Irina 04. Oct, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    I could’ve written this myself. I recently turned 26 and feel the same way as you…as much as I’m truly happy for the friends in my life who followed a more conventional path, I know that I wouldn’t trade my wild experiences for any of it. I love life, partying like it’s 1999 (haha!), and even the freedom that comes from being single. Cheers to many more fun, wild, and free years :) Happy birthday!

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  6. Kelly 04. Oct, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    Happy early birthday! :) Love the outfit.

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  7. Cheyenne 04. Oct, 2014 at 4:49 am #

    It takes a lot of courage to live the way you do, and I can only imagine that it’s not as easy as it looks like.
    I find your path truly inspiring, have a great birthday.

    xx Cheyenne
    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

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  8. Jeanne 03. Oct, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    Amazing sunnies!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  9. Laura 03. Oct, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    Yes but what do you do with a list of experiences? Did they really make who you were supposed to be or did they just get you far away from the real you? You learned a lot from them probably, but did you go through all that for the sake of it or did you know all along that what you were learning was helping building your persona?
    While you could have started really leaving and building yourself along the way

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  10. Natali 03. Oct, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Beautiful outfit, very chic with a nice feminine touch!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  11. pati 03. Oct, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

    Sometimes the unexpected will bring you more joy than a routine lifestyle. Plus you will learn from every adventure whether its good or bad.

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  12. Liz 03. Oct, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    such cute pants

    http://hashtagliz.com

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  13. Fashion Snag 03. Oct, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    Life is all about that and it never goes the way you expect! I hope you have a good birthday.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

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